Congratulations to these DePaul Writers!

This year’s Chicago Reader “Best of Polls” is open for voting through Feb. 8 and includes: 

  • Alum Caro Macon Fleischer (BA 2016, MFA 2020) for Best Playwright
  • Kathleen Rooney for Best Novelist
  • Kathleen Rooney’s Poems While You Wait for Best Poetry Organization

Congrats to all!

Be sure to show your support by voting in the poll.

Love Talks Event — Tonight!

Join authors Michele Morano and Destiny O. Birdsong’s discussion as a part of the Visiting Writers Series. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-talks-an-evening-with-michele-morano-and-destiny-o-birdsong-tickets-132143850815

Michele Morano is the author of the essay collections Like Love and Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Essays, Fourth Genre, Ninth Letter, Brevity, and WaveForm: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women. She earned an MFA and PhD from the University of Iowa and currently chairs the English Department at DePaul University.

Destiny O. Birdsong is a Louisiana-born fiction writer, and essayist whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Paris Review, Boston Review, Catapult, African American Review, and elsewhere. Her debut poetry collection, Negotiations, was published by Tin House Books in October 2020, and her debut novel is forthcoming from Grand Central in 2022. She earned both her MFA and PhD from Vanderbilt University, and now lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee.

Congratulations to Kathleen and Beth Rooney!

Our very own Kathleen Rooney and sister Beth were published in the New York Times this week!

Check out their essay, A Lesson From the Strange and Lovely World of ‘Leaf Town’: The story of the rise and fall of a society built by schoolchildren

The sisters are both writers, and Professor Kathleen Rooney is teaching undergraduate courses this Winter Quarter on fiction writing, writing the body, and ladies/womanhood in literature.

Visiting Writing Series Event on September 30th

Visiting Writers’ Event this Wednesday!

In partnership with the History Department, The English Department Visiting Writers Series is hosting a remote event for the release of Professor Kathleen Rooney and Professor Miles Harvey’s books beginning at 6:00 pm on September 30: Historical Research in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: Readings and Conversation with Kathleen Rooney and Miles Harvey. The conversation will be moderated by Amy Tyson of the History Department. 

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Michele Morano New Release & Events

Congratulations to Michele Morano for her newest book, Like Love! The memoir-in-essays explores the idea of unconsummated romance and all of its possible lessons, pleasures, and weirdness. 

While the book comes out Friday, September 25th, 2020, here are some events as a part of Morano’s virtual book tour:

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Release Recap

In case you missed it, we’re celebrating three new releases from the English department faculty! Find out more about the authors and their most recent publications below (listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name).

Miles HarveyThe King of Confidence

Kathleen RooneyCher Ami and Major Whittlesey

Eric SelingerThe Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction

At Home with Literati series: Professor Miles Harvey in Conversation with authors Donovan Hohn and Eileen Pollack.

Professor Miles Harvey will be discussing his new book, The King of Confidence, on June 3rd at 7 p.m. alongside authors Donovan Hohn and Eileen Pollack as part of the At Home with Literati Series with Literati Bookstore. Find more info about the At Home Literati series and the Zoom event here.